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Glossary Results for Word "Weather Board"

Weather Board A vertical sheet added to the rear of the fireboxExplain 'Fire Box' and fitted with two glass portholes to provide some protection for the locomotive crew. They first began to appear in the 1850s. A further refinement was to place a weather board behind the crew as well. Finally developed into the full cab, when a roof joined the two weather boards.